Shakedown Street-> Promised Land, Candyman-> Cassidy, Brown Eyed Women-> CC Rider, They Love Each Other, Mama Tried-> Mexicali Blues, Althea-> Let It Grow Samson & Delilah, Don't Ease Me In-> The Music Never Stopped, Ship of Fools-> Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstance-> He's Gone-> Drums-> The Other One-> Stella Blue-> Around & Around-> Johnny B. Goode, E: U.S. Blues
January 23, 2022 Subject:
Great show, wish I had been there.
Love the set lists and the sound/energy of the early 80's. Brent brought so much to the mix and the boys were jazzed to have him. Phil in the groove & Jerry on point all night. This show has a nice easy flow to it, nothing forced, music playing the band, with some epic highs & laid back jamming. First set top notch playing & Other One into Stella particularly awesome.
March 6, 2020 Subject:
Exceptional sound quality... Jerry's guitar is pristine and his playing matches. First set captured my attention before I knew what was happening. And, of course Charlie Miller does a great job with... whatever it is he does to spin magic! but it does start with a great board and a focussed tight band... 5 stahs! for the soundboard quality!
July 6, 2018 Subject:
a jet to the promised land..
music playing band so something has to give which is lyrics at times. cut the boys some slack they are riding the lightning!
NOTE TO SELF:This period is musically tighter than 1985 but Brent is not in the same role back here in 1981 either.
July 5, 2018 Subject:
c miller is a rockstar .this is a great show never saw one i didnt like
September 8, 2009 Subject:
Good show. Nice C Miller remaster. A little tape hiss between songs if that bothers you.
February 12, 2009 Subject:
Great show if you don't care about lyrics
The playing is 4-stars....they jam like crazy and really well on tunes including SHAKEDOWN, ALTHEA, LIG, MNS, and more...
if you can't stand hearing the boys forgetting the words to their own songs, you'll be annoyed for sure. nearly every tune features lyrical screw-ups and it's a bit distracting.
Nice sound for the board, great instrumentals...3 stars for the gaffes.
Smoove and silky......almost Stronger Than Dirt....just tasty! HA! Dig it up and spin it......
August 9, 2007 Subject:
Great show at one of my favorite venues!!
This was the first of three shows that I attended at this amphitheater. What a great venue, just outside the Zoo, a smallish terraced amphitheater with red Clay and grass, with trees all around the perimeter. The place held about 7,00 people so it was a pretty intimate setting for an outdoor show.
This show kicks off with a slow funky 1st set Shakedown, which I thought was the slowest version until Denver 10 days later, and just takes off after that. The Althea > Let it Grow is epic, one of the best Let It Grows out there.
Set 2 just continues to build after the Samson followed by an excellent Don't Ease > Music Never Stopped. He's Gone is very sweet and the Space > Other One > Stella Blue is sweetly done.
1981, was an epic year, (To me it is the best of the Brent years) and this show and the July 4th show the day before really set the tone for the whole summer tour. The whole show is played excellently, and the second set just never lets up. I highly reccomend it to anyone who wants to fill out their collection
May 14, 2007 Subject:
Not a bad show, but pale in comparison to the night before. The is some nice playing in spots, such as Let it Grow. But there are some flubs and the vocals sound strained in spots. The energy level is lacking in spots. Music Never Stops ends in a whimper.
my 2nd show... dad asked me what i wanted for my b-day...this was it!! what a beautiful da too... it was kinda hot but not too bad...like ok can be. we flew in from sn frn airport.. and the bandwas just goin on when we got there..whew what a rush.. mabey 4000 ppl.. good times!!!
they rocked!!! chek this set out!! a great time was had by all!!! phil and brendt are on fire..
December 15, 2005 Subject:
Clean Sound from the Zoo
81 at the Zoo offers the listener a clean, full band sound. Felipe Lesh was often muted in most boards during this period which is a shame but the Zoo shows have him nicely in the mix. Check out the end of Shakedown after the vocal jamming. Felipe lays down this slow heavy bass line that is infectious. It has a 1980 Stranger jam feel to it that I find irresistable.
October 2, 2005 Subject:
Very nice recording of a very smooooooooooth early 80's show.
DL worth it.
September 26, 2005 Subject:
Enjoyable show, Sound is awsome on my system...
Jerry flubs some of the words in Shakedown other then that the musicianship is tight.
I am just gettin into 79 through 82 smokin stuff ... lovin the long shows and Bretts back-ups..
worth the dl